What to Do When You're Having a Bad Day

And, even if we are having a bad day, there are still a lot of things that we can do to turn it around.

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Well, we all hit those bad days from time to time. They are certainly not fun, but look on the bright side, how would we know what a great day was if we didn’t have anything to compare it to?

And, even if we are having a bad day, there are still a lot of things that we can do to turn it around. Here are a few ideas:

Give yourself a break. Don’t beat yourself up or blame yourself for what went wrong. Often a bad day is just a bad day. Nothing more, nothing less.

Look for some positive in the situation. Surely there has to be some highlight or something good that happened during the day. What was it? It couldn’t have all been bad.

Do something that you love. Whenever we engage in an activity that we enjoy, it really lifts our mood. Indulge in one of your favorite activities and lighten your load.

·Call someone you love. Talking to a loved one can instantly lift your spirits. Reach out to a friend or family member who makes you smile.

Go for a walk. Sometimes a little fresh air and sunshine is all you need to get out of your funk. Go for a walk, run, bike ride, or whatever suits you.

Watch a favorite movie. Go for that one that makes you laugh or cry. Either way, it will add to your day.

Treat yourself. Why not enjoy a guilty pleasure? You deserve it after the day you’ve had!

Plan an outing. There’s no use sitting around wallowing in sorrow. Why not schedule a night out with friends?

Allow yourself to do nothing at all. On the other hand, it’s okay to stay in your pajamas and not do anything at all. Give yourself the time you need to recover.

Brainstorm about how you can turn it around. Maybe whatever happened is not really as bad as you thought. Think about the many ways that you can make things better. You’ll never know until you try.

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